Due to the worldwide pandemic and increased use of digital media for social engagement, feelings of isolation and loneliness are on the rise among all ages. However, these feelings may be felt at an increase level by the elderly. Lifestyle medicine principles such as nutrition, movement, stress management, and sleep have been shown to positively impact the aging process. In addition, social engagement is an important lifestyle medicine strategy that cannot be ignored for the aging population. Research also shows social engagement can positively influence mild cognitive impairment (MCI), cognition, and overall brain health.
Pharmacists, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, health and wellness coaches, and other interested professionals.
Creighton University Graduate School
Creighton University Office of Continuing Education
- Explain the health benefits of making social connections as we age
- Describe the correlation between social connection and improved brain health
This is a free webinar and is part of the Integrative Health and Wellness Summer Webinar Series: Supporting Social Connections During and Beyond COVID-19
Presented By Amy Cosimano Ed.D., RN, NBC-HWC
Amy Cosimano is an Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean of Student Affairs in the Creighton University Graduate School.
Integrative Health and Wellness Summer Webinar Series: Supporting Social Connections During and Beyond COVID-19
Social connections are important for our overall health and well-being. For many people, however, the COVID-19 global pandemic has interrupted this component of well-being through physical distancing, lockdowns, and isolation. Health coaches as the world begins to reopen and a new “normal” for safe social interaction develops. This four-part continuing education webinar series will address the importance of social connectedness and will focus on ways to support clients and patients in identifying ways to engage/re-engage in social activities in ways that feel safe and meaningful.
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this activity for 0.5 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE). The Impact of Social Engagement on Healthy Aging is accredited for 0.5 hour(s) for completion of all CE Sessions on June 29, 2021. The Impact of Social Engagement on Healthy Aging is a knowledge-based activity.
The Board of Physical Therapy Practice does not pre-approve continuing education course offerings but will accept a continuing education activity when they are planned and conducted for physical therapists and the continuing education activity relates to the practice of Physical Therapy. Each professional is responsible for their own certification.
The Board of Occupational Therapy Practice does not pre-approve continuing education course offerings but will accept a continuing education activity when they are planned and conducted for occupational therapists and the continuing education activity relates to the practice of Occupational Therapy. Each professional is responsible for their own certification.
Health and Wellness
This CE course is approved by NBHWC for 0.5 continuing education units (CEP #100067).
In support of improving patient care, Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.